Written by Ronald D. Moore
Directed by Winrich Kolbe
Season 3, Episode 5
Original air date: October 23, 1989
Star date: 43198.7
An Enterprise away team is rummaging through the remnants of yet another alien civilization that destroyed itself, the Koinonians, when it stumbles across a booby trap that explodes and instantly kills Lt. Marla Aster, the ship’s archaeologist. The sudden, violent death is all the more tragic because she leaves behind a 12-year-old son, Jeremy.